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Gender: Male Meaning of Devin: "poet" Origin of Devin: Irish Devin's Popularity in 2017: #331

The name Devin is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "poet". Devin is ranked #331 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Occupational Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

Devilishly handsome, Devin arrived as Kevin was moving out. Not to be confused (though it often is) with the English place-name Devon. While both Devin and Devon are flagging somewhat for boys, the names have dropped out of the Top 1000 for girls, making it more a masculine and less a unisex name these days.

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Famous People Named Devin

Devin Harris, American basketball player.
Devin Hester, American football player.
Devin Faraci, American Film Critic.
Devin McCourty, American football player.
Devin Smith, American basketball player.
Devin Thomas, American football player.
Devin Toner, Irish rugby player.
Devin Copeland, American rapper.
Devin Feldman, brother of American actor Corey Feldman.
Devin Ratray, American actor.
Devin Quentin Dwayne Wright, son of Dorell Wright & Mia Lee.
Devin Nazario Fitzgerald, son of American
football player Larry Fitzgerald.
Devin Garrett Townsend, Canadian musician.
Devin Druid, American actor.

Pop Culture References for the name Devin

Devin, from the TV series "Once Upon A Time"
Devin, from TV series "The Twilight Zone"

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I like this, and the fact that it means 'poet', but not sure if I'm OK with how close it is to 'devil'. I kind of want to love it, so we'll see. 😃